Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions - About Liver Disease and Transplantation

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Since a person has a single liver, how can a living person donate the organ?

Only a part of the liver is removed for donation from a living donor. The remaining liver grows rapidly within 6 to 8 weeks. The feasibility of living donation was first demonstrated in 1989 and since then more and more Living Related Liver Transplants ( LRLTs ) are being performed the world over. Donors experience very few complications.

Who can donate a liver?

A potential donor is a relative who is healthy and fit with no major health concerns, between 18 and 50yrs in age, and free from:

  • HIV infection
  • Chronic viral hepatitis ( Hepatitis B or C)
  • Active alcoholism or heavy alcohol use
  • Psychiatric illness under treatment
  • History of malignancy
  • Any other serious acute or chronic medical illness
What evaluation does the donor have to undergo?

Once it is determined that the ABO blood type is compatible, the candidate will have additional tests which include a complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests, and blood tests for hepatitis B and C and HIV.

If the laboratory results confirm that the candidate is suitable as a donor, a chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) are done to make sure that he or she can safely receive anesthesia.

If the blood work, ECG, and x-ray are within normal limits, a volumetric CT scan calculates the volume of the liver to determine whether the portion being donated will fit the recipient. The psychiatrist then does a comprehensive psychological evaluation to make sure that the candidate understands the risks of the procedure, is donating from his or her own free will, and has adequate support to be cared for after surgery.

An Echocardiography, a Lung Function Test, Thyroid function tests and an MRI of the Biliary tree complete the donor work up.

What kind of a postoperative period can the donor expect?

The donor usually spends 7 – 10 days in the hospital. Most patients are up and out of bed by the second or third postoperative day. The donor usually needs to stay off work for a month, depending of course on the rapidity of recovery.

What are the chances of surviving a liver transplant?

Approximately 75% of persons who have a liver transplant survive for at least five years. That means that out of every 100 people who undergo a liver transplant, around 75 will live for five years and 25 will die within five years. The chance of living after transplant depends on many factors. LTI is the best hospital for liver treatment in India.

Who qualifies for a liver transplant?

Between 18 and 60 years old A BMI of less than 35 is considered healthy. compatible with the recipient's blood type There are no major organ disorders like heart disease or renal disease. Consult the leading doctors at the best liver hospital in India.

Can you give part of your liver to someone?

A living liver donation procedure involves taking a portion of a person's healthy liver — up to 60% — and utilising it to replace the recipient's sick liver. Both the donor and recipient parts will develop to the size of typical livers in the coming weeks. LTI is the leading liver transplant hospital in India.

How long can you live with a bad liver?

Compensated cirrhosis is characterised by the absence of symptoms and a life expectancy of 9–12 years. Although 5–7% of persons with the illness will develop symptoms every year, a person can be asymptomatic for years. LTI is the best liver transplant hospital in India.